AILMENTS HISTORICALLY USED FOR
-Stomach ache and spasm
-Reduces blood pressure
Available in our Sleep, Menopause and Immune blends
HISTORY OF USE
In East India and Sri Lanka, where it is called “fever tea,” lemon grass leaves are combined with other herbs to treat fevers, irregular menstruation, diarrhea, and stomachaches. Lemon grass is one of the most popular herbs in Brazil and the Caribbean for nervous and digestive problems.
The Chinese use lemon grass in a similar fashion, to treat headaches, stomachaches, colds, and rheumatic pains. The essential oil is used straight in India to treat ringworm or in a paste with buttermilk to rub on ringworm and bruises. Studies show it does destroy many types of bacteria and fungi and is a deodorant. It may reduce blood pressure – a traditional Cuban use of the herb – and it contains five different constituents that inhibit blood coagulation.
MYTHS & LEGENDS
In Guatemala, a tea from the leaves is used for flatulence, fever, and gripe by the Carib population. (Jayasinha, 1999) Lemongrass is widely used in Asian cuisine for its citrus flavor. The tea from its leaves has been widely used as an antiseptic, febrifuge, antidyspeptic, carminative, tranquilizer and stomachic. (Selvi et al. 2011) Lemongrass oil is widely used in perfumery, cosmetics, soaps, detergents, confectionary and in the synthesis of vitamin A. (Ganjewala, 2008) The essential oils of the grasses of species of Cymbopogon have an industrial profile; they are used in beverages, foodstuffs, fragrances, household products, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, and in tobacco. (Akhila, 2010)